Sunday, October 3, 2010

Chapter 39: Arriving At Fort Grant

Date: November 3, 1899
Situation: Reinforcements Arrive
Location: Fort Grant
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Previously we saw three Imperial contingents en-route to Fort Grant.

The newly-raised 4th Squadron of the 9th Bengal Lancers commanded by Captain Dyce-Powers assisted by Belgian Captain Verbeek arrives at Fort Grant. First troop (8 sowars/troopers) leads whilst Second Troop follows with another eight sowars.

A Pack Train and....

The troop train.

The slowing train passes the yard building.

Close-up of the Yard Office building.

Minutes ago the gondolas were backed onto the siding. Disembarkation is underway.

The naval contingent remains alert as detraining continues onto the loading dock.

As they should in this remote wilderness. Vigilance is essential to enhance survival. Though we are close to Fort Grant, a foe could be nearby.

Look alive there mate an' confusion to the enemy.

Previously there were three and now we see five....

1. The sailors are from Perry Miniatures 28mm Sudan range. See previous chapter for more detail.
2. Buildings are from Miniature building Authority. Terrific structures, don't you think?
3. The chaps atop the yard office sitting and with hand on the table are Foundry expertly painted by John Preece.
4. The fence and loading dock were scratch-built more than a decade ago for a model railroad layout.
5. Train cars and locomotive power are from Lionel. Trackage is Gargraves.
6. Pine trees are from Scenic Express. Once upon a time they sold packs of 25 at a very reasonable cost.
7. I am reliably reminded the white-coated riders are from Tiger Miniatures. I purchased these from the retailer Recreational Conflict.


l'Comte de Artois said...

Bill Another Great Chapter! I like the new figures, John did a nice job on the Naval unit.

Tom Campbell said...

I was so taken with the train in the last chapter that I failed to notice the name of the new officer, "Dyce-Powers"

When wargamming, I prefer my officers to have powers over the dyce.

Robert (Bob) Cordery said...

Another great little story, with some wonderful figures and outstanding scenery.

Steve Gill said...


The Naval Contingent are very smart and I'm convinced they'll be able to deal effectively with whatever comes at them, fingers crossed.